The Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) is comprised of individuals with disabilities, family members, and representatives from multiple state agencies and organizations and represents the racial and ethnic diversity of Oklahoma. The majority of CAC members are individuals with disabilities and family members. Many CAC members are also involved in activities of our core function areas (Pre-service and Continuing Education, Community Services, Research and Dissemination). CAC members advise the Center for Learning and Leadership Director as well as the Oklahoma LEND program (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program).
The Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) has defined elements of successful partnership in a document titled, Seven Partner Values. The Seven Partner Values focuses on the values needed to form successful community partnerships and includes a partnership model.
The CAC meets approximately four times each year to identify emerging community issues and to advise the Center for Learning and Leadership/Oklahoma UCEDD. In 2011 the CAC was fundamental in identifying areas of need within Oklahoma; this information was used in writing our 2013-2017 Goals.
Congratulations to the Consumer Advisory Committee 2013 Partnership Award Recipients: Dee Banta, Joni Bruce, and Oklahoma ABLE-Tech!
Congratulations to the Consumer Advisory Committee 2014 Partnership Award Recipients: Jim Nicholson, Linda Gonzales, Lance Davis, and Bios, Corp!
Valerie Williams, Phd.
Mark Wolraich, MD